Thanksgiving: The Forgotten Holiday
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Thanksgiving: The Forgotten Holiday

A list of reasons to love Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving:  The Forgotten Holiday

Alright, it's November 1st, and what does that mean? CHRISTMAS! No, actually, Thanksgiving comes before that. Every year it becomes worse and worse. People get so excited for Christmas that they completely forget about being excited about Thanksgiving. I mean, who doesn't want to celebrate a day full of the four F's: food, family, friends, and football?! There are plenty of reasons why Thanksgiving should be a holiday to get excited about. Here are a couple:

Comfort food:

We all look forward to those yummy fattening foods like mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, turkey, rolls, and pumpkin pie! College kids especially love Thanksgiving because it's way better than their average diet of pizza and ramen noodles. Make sure you try all the food and then sit back and relax into that turkey coma.

Family and Friends:

This is one of many holidays where the main purpose is to enjoy the company of the ones you have in your life. Thanksgiving brings everyone to one house so that everyone is together. What's better than eating food until you pop with your family and friends?!


Whether it's an annual two-hand touch football game in your backyard with your cousins or watching it all day until you fall into your turkey coma, football is definitely a Thanksgiving thing. It's on all day long!


Black Friday shopping, although it is beginning to start way too early, is a very special part of Thanksgiving festivities. My aunts, sisters, my mom, and I all go through the Black Friday ads to plan out where we need to shop. It is a big deal to a lot of women and sometimes men because that is when the best deals are. If you want to get all of your Christmas shopping done early, then hit up the Black Friday deals!


The Macy's Day Parade is one of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving. There are so many celebrities, cool floats, singers and dancers that make it so much fun to watch.

Being grateful for what you have:

The main idea of Thanksgiving is to take a day to recognize that you have something to be thankful for. Too often, people forget about this holiday until the day of because it's not a "party holiday." It's so important to be grateful for the things that you do have and not to dwell on the things that you don't have.

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